In addition to loaning me his proper 1:1 sized level (a.k.a. the level of power), “The Dad” gave me some lessons in wielding the awesome power and responsibility that is the level.
I can now raise my rock star power hand in the air, because I too can wield the level of power.
Theoretically speaking, anyway.
The level (of power) will help me ensure all the floor supports for my 1:12 floors are level!
And we all know this is important because although the house is skewiff and slightly not square, while the floors themselves are not square in a slightly different set of not squareness, we all want to sleep easy knowing the floors are level.
Aren’t you happy to know that if one of us drops a 1:12 sized marble or glass of water in the house, it won’t roll anywhere?
Arcane secrets of the level revealled
As a result of my intense training session in the mystery and enigma that is the use of the level, I can hereby pass onto you the following secret, thereby inducting you into the elite halls of the wielders of the level of power.
The secret is: before you position the item in need of levelling on the surface where you intend to work your levelling magic, check if the surface itself is level.
This can be done by bowing first to the east, then west, north and south before positioning your level of power in the following arcane poses:
Now, if through this mystical ritual you become aware that your surface itself is not level, you can do one of two things:
- Measure its lack of level-ness (?lack of levity?) and take that measurement into account when levelling any item placed on top of it, or
- Find another surface which is level and use that instead
“The Dad” showed me how to level three different surfaces and then suggested I use the dining table featured above as it was the most level.
That way, I don’t need to take into account the lack of level-ness and do compex* mathematics involving adding the right 3mm of difference to the right places within the dollhouse. Which is probably just asking for trouble.
I suspect his DIY teaching strategy is to reduce the amount of points where I could go wrong when levelling as that would be best, given my current learning status with saws.
*Note the mis-spelling of complex mathematics – not only can I not do complex mathematics, I can’t even spell it properly. What a freudian slip.